Health Tip: Help Prevent Baby's Spit-Up

Avoid playtime just after feedings

(HealthDay News) -- It's common for babies to spit up after eating, since their small digestive tracts may struggle to keep down an entire meal.

The Mayo Clinic suggests these tips:

  • Hold baby in an upright position for feedings, and keep the infant upright for 30 minutes after eating. Hold off on playtime, including baby swings.
  • Feed smaller amounts more frequently, avoiding large feedings.
  • Take regular burp breaks from feeding to help get air out of the belly.
  • Even if baby spits up, always put the infant to bed on the back rather than the belly to help prevent SIDS.
  • If you are nursing, make some changes to your diet to see if it helps baby's problem.
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